News | November 12, 2013

Webroot And LabTech Partner To Deliver Simple, Scalable And Profitable Security For Managed Service Providers

Webroot SecureAnywhere Security-as-a-Service Solutions Drive MSP Adoption; Webroot Gains 140 Percent Year-over-Year Segment Growth

Webroot, a leader in cloud-based security intelligence solutions, today announced a strategic partnership with LabTech Software, a remote monitoring and management (RMM) solution provider. Webroot SecureAnywhere solutions and LabTech’s leading RMM platform are now engineered together to enable managed service providers (MSPs) to deliver endpoint protection that is profitable to manage and easy to deploy. This partnership marks the latest in Webroot’s expansion efforts within the MSP segment. The company added hundreds of MSP customers worldwide, resulting in significant sales growth during 2013.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with LabTech Software,” said Charlie Tomeo, vice president of channel and technical sales at Webroot. “Their industry-leading services have fostered a loyal and rapidly-growing following within the MSP community. We recognize that traditional endpoint security has created many challenges for MSPs. With Webroot’s cloud-based security solutions, MSPs will be able to offer their customers better protection and performance, but also increases operating margins by significantly reducing the complexities and inefficiencies associated with managing a traditional security solution.”

This integration with LabTech, with support from Stack Advisors, introduces a comprehensive array of intuitive, cloud-driven protection features to the LabTech management environment. Webroot’s cloud-based management console requires no dedicated servers, and endpoints can be remotely managed and remediated from anywhere. The fast and lightweight Webroot agent can be installed remotely on a managed endpoint in under a minute, virtually eliminating impact on end user productivity, and significantly shortening the time normally required to roll-out a new security solution. Webroot technology also features unique rollback and remote remediation capabilities, saving MSPs time and money by greatly reducing the need to re-image infected machines.

“We continue to provide our partners with best-in-class solutions that add value and automation to their LabTech platform,” said Matt Nachtrab, LabTech Software CEO. “Partnering with Webroot allows us to further deliver on integrated solutions that can be managed through the single-pane-of-glass within LabTech. I’m excited to have Webroot as part of our security portfolio and look forward to helping our partners and MSP businesses succeed.”

Significant Market Momentum
Webroot achieved 140 percent year-over-year MSP market segment growth thus far in calendar 2013, driven by MSPs that are rapidly adopting Webroot SecureAnywhere Business – Endpoint Protection and Webroot SecureAnywhere Business – Mobile Protection to protect their clients and provide remote security management and administration. Among the most prominent developments in this growing customer segment was Webroot’s four-year global agreement with Anittel, one of the world’s largest MSPs, to deploy Webroot’s protection to 10,000 customer endpoints. Other partners recently added to the Webroot MSP Program include Dickey Rural Networks, Infinite Group (IGI), Marathon Consulting, Symmetric Group, and Vantage Point Solutions.

“Webroot SecureAnywhere Business – Endpoint Protection is the most comprehensive product available to safeguard our clients’ IT investments,” said Brian Kingsley, director of technical services for Marathon Consulting. “Webroot’s addition to Marathon’s customized m|Watch and m|Protect monitoring platforms will provide improved client system performance and automated remediation. This increased protection has had a significant impact to Marathon’s internal efficiency.”

Industry Recognition
Webroot was awarded the highly coveted "Best in Show" award at the MSPWorld 2013 conference. The award recognizes Webroot as a leading technology-enabling company that has demonstrated consistent efforts to advance the cause of managed service providers across the globe. Further, Charlie Tomeo, vice president of channel and technical sales at Webroot, was selected for Nine Lives Media’s sixth annual MSPmentor 250. The global list identifies the world’s leading MSP executives, entrepreneurs, experts, coaches and community leaders.

Webroot at ITNation 2013
Webroot will be a platinum sponsor at ITNation, the conference that brings together the community of ConnectWise partners, from November 13 to 15, 2013 in Orlando, Florida. The company will showcase Webroot SecureAnywhere® Business solutions and provide a live demonstration of the LabTech integration in booth #201.

In addition, Grayson Milbourne, Webroot’s director of security intelligence, will present during the breakout session titled, “Become a MSP Hero by Securing the Expanding Perimeter” onMonday, November 14 at 2:15 p.m. in the Liberty Room. Milbourne will also be participating on the townhall panel titled, “Managed Services – a Heroic effort in the changing face of IT Security” on Friday, November 15 at 10:15 a.m. in the Bonnet Creek X Ballroom.

About Webroot
Webroot is bringing the power of software-as-a-service (SaaS) to Internet security worldwide with its suite of Webroot SecureAnywhere solutions for consumers and businesses, and security intelligence solutions for enterprises and technology partners focused on cyber-security. For more information, visit http://www.webroot.com.

SOURCE: Webroot

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